The 30th Anniversary Edition

Goodnight Mister Tom (Puffin Books)

Coming Soon by Puffin Books

Get 20% off Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home. Just visit www.puffin.co.uk, search for the title you would like and type in ‘theatre20′ as a coupon code at the check out.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the publication of Goodnight Mister Tom Puffin books will be launching a special edition of the novel in March 2011. This beautiful new edition will also feature a new introduction by author Michelle Magorian.

First published in 1981 the novel follows a young boy, William Beech, who is evacuated from London during the air-raids of World Ward 2 and put into the care of Tom Oakley, an elderly recluse. Thanks to Tom, William Beech is able to experience a new life of loving and care.

In addition to our touring theatre production, adapted for the stage by national children’s dramatist David Wood, there has been a musical based on the book as well as the 1998 film version starring John Thaw as Mister Tom, all of which make Goodnight Mister Tom one of the Nation’s best loved novels.

The Goodnight Mister Tom – 30th Anniversary Edition will be available from March 2011.

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A special edition of Michelle Magorian’s 2005 novel Back Home will also available from Puffin Books next year. In this new tale, set in post war England, twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she’s never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.

Back Home has been dramatised for radio and will première on BBC Radio 4 in four episodes. The first is on Sunday May 8th and the remaining episodes will be on the following three Sundays. The author Michelle even has a small role in the first episode!

Get 20% off Goodnight Mister Tom and Back Home. Just visit www.puffin.co.uk, search for the title you would like and type in ‘theatre20′ as a coupon code at the check out.

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